I have set up a “monster” that catches the new offers that AppSumo releases (for now, my idea is to add more marketplaces) and shares them in a Telegram channel almost in real time.
Let’s see what you think!
I was give up, to be honest.
There was no way to find AppSumo’s new offers with Impact’s API (the affiliate platform they use)…
I finally found AppSumo’s own API that returned the latest bargains. The next step was to create the affiliate link for each product.
For that you can make a request to the Impact API to return the “TrackingLink” (AppSumo’s general affiliate link) and pass by parameter the URL of the specific product and… Ta-daaaaaaa, we already have the affiliate link of the product!
Now it’s a matter of going through the list of bargains collected from AppSumo (with an Iterator) to create your affiliate link and publish it on the Telegram channel.
Important: in a DataSource record I save/collect the last list of bargains collected in the last automation run, to check that only new bargains are published each time.
As I saw that the affiliate link was quite long and ugly, I saw that Make has a module to use Short.io, which in its free version allows you to shorten up to 1000 links and with click tracking using your own domain (it looks much better, really) and you can also filter if you already have a link created of the bargain you are trying to publish.
And I manage the tags that describe the product itself to also publish it in the Telegram channel, because then the user can filter the bargains by simply clicking on the hashtag of the type of product they are looking for.
Anyway, let’s see what you think of the idea.
The good thing is that it can be extrapolated to many types of businesses, sectors, etc. And as I said at the beginning, you can add more marketplaces in the same scenario or different scenarios.
Right now I have created 2 channels of this type that are the same but one in Spanish and this one that I show you in English, and the truth is that they are already generating some income automatically after setting up everything.
If for whatever reason someone is interested in the blueprint, let me know and I will export it so you can have it. And if you want to see the Telegram channel directly is this: Telegram: Contact @mktbargains
I’m waiting for your opinions and ideas that could be added to it!